Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Dr. Stern just came in to talk to us. The artery that they needed to stretch was .4mm - that's like a thread. They managed to open it up to about 2.5mm. They didn't stent it because of the infection, but he said they probably will in the future. They did perforate the lung, but that's a small thing to happen when you take into consideration what could have happened. The worst that could happen from that, as far as my uneducated ass can figure, would be a collapsed lung, only Nova already has chest tubes, so that can't happen. He tolerated the procedure well, and is doing fine. He's in recovery but we haven't been able to see him yet. I figure it'll probably be an hour before we can.

Dr. Watts saw Scott sitting in the waiting room while I was on the phone telling Ma that he's ok, and came in to talk to him. He hadn't seen Dr. Stern yet and asked Scott if they were still in the OR. When Scott told him what Dr. Stern said, his response was, "Super!"

I wish I'd have seen that, lol I want to see Dr. Watts get excited like that!

So, I'm so relieved that my chest hurts, and I thought I was going to hurl for a few minutes. But I'm finally breathing again, my heart is beating again, and now I'm impatient as hell to get up there and see him.

I'm sure I'll have more to tell when we've seen him and talked to his nurse, so I'll post more then.

Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts and positive energies and candles and whatever else you've done on his behalf! I love you all!

posted by Erin @ 1:23 PM   4 comments

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Donovan "Nova" LeClair

Monroe, North Carolina
Nova was our second child to be born with congenital heart defects. We lost our daughter at 12 days after open heart surgery in 2001. Nova was born 12/2/05, with Pulmonary Atresia with VSD. He lived 6 weeks after surgery, and passed away on April 6th, 2006. This blog is his story, and the on-going story of how our family is dealing with the loss of our beautiful boy.
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